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The kitchen is the hub of the home, but in the fall months, it can be a hub for dirt and debris, too. With autumn, and the Washington state rain that comes with it, around the corner, your Floor Coverings International Vancouver team is highlighting the five kitchen flooring types that make cleaning a breeze this month. Any of the floors below will help keep your home sparkling, even when the weather outside is dark and dreary.

Bamboo: This eco-friendly, durable, and stylish option is one to investigate if you’re considering a kitchen remodel. Best of all for Washington residents, bamboo flooring is a dream to clean. Just use a vacuum for regular maintenance and a wet mop as needed, and your bamboo floors will hold up well against life’s messes.

Brick: Brick is one of our favorite looks for kitchen styling. Bricks are incredibly durable and will last for decades if properly maintained. One of the biggest perks of this flooring, though, is the personality brick brings to a room. Bricks develop a weathered look over time, so any wear that comes from autumn and winter’s tougher months will only add to the look of your flooring.

Concrete: Concrete flooring is the most durable and easiest to clean flooring on the market, so it’s a strong contender for any remodel project. Concrete naturally resists mold and mildew, and its hard surface is easy to maintain for the life of your flooring. Concrete can also be stained or dyed in a variety of ways to match any kitchen design scheme.

Cork: Like concrete, cork’s natural properties fight against mold and mildew, and its stain resistant surface makes it a breeze to maintain throughout the autumn months. Cork is vulnerable to wear with time, so place floor mats over those heavy traffic areas in your kitchen to keep your flooring flawless.

Rubber: Rubber tile is the gold standard in easy kitchen maintenance for a reason. Its soft surface makes it a fit for family life in ways brick and concrete can’t match, and its stain and water resistant surfaces lead to effortless cleaning. Rubber tile might not offer the aesthetic appeal of some of the other choices, but for families in search of easy to clean surfaces, it’s a perfect fit.

Ready to take the leap and add more fall friendly flooring to your home? Our local experts at Floor Coverings International Vancouver are proud to offer free, in-home, consultations and estimates to help you find and maintain the flooring that’s best for your family. Schedule a consultation today!


Photo Credit: Joe Ferrer